Colin Douglas Maud DSO, DSC, RN

Born  21 Jan 1903

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15 May 1923 A/S.Lt.
15 Jan 1924 S.Lt.
15 Dec 1925 Lt.
15 Dec 1933 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1942 Cdr.
30 Jun 1947 Capt.

Retired: 7 Jul 1956


28 Jun 1940 DSC
9 Jul 1940 Bar to DSC
16 Aug 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Dec 1942 DSO
14 Nov 1944 Bar to DSO

Warship Commands listed for Colin Douglas Maud, RN

HMS Icarus (D 03)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer3 May 1937Sep 1942
HMS Somali (F 33)Lt.Cdr.DestroyerSep 194220 Sep 1942

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Destroyer HMS Icarus (D 03)

29 Nov 1939 (position 60.53, 2.47)
German U-boat U-35 was sunk in the North Sea was spotted on the surface by the British destroyers HMS Icarus (Lt.Cdr. C.D. Maud, RN). U-35 dived and HMS Icarus dropped depth charges but due to a deective Asdic she was unable to gain contact with the submarine. Two other destroyers responded to the contact report of HMS Icarus. These were HMS Kingston (Lt.Cdr. P. Somerville, RN) and HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN). HMS Kingston then depth charged and damaged U-35. The German U-boat surfaced and was scuttled by her crew in position 60°53'N, 02°47'E. The German crew was then picked up by HMS Kingston and HMS Kashmir.

10 Apr 1940
On 10 April 1940 the German merchant ship Alster was captured by the British destroyer HMS Icarus (Cdr. C.D. Maud, DSC, RN) in the Vestfjord, north of Bod? and was escorted to Britain by the British trawler HMS Ullswater (~ (Sub-Lt. D.R. Stavert, RN). The vessel was renamed Empire Endurance by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). NOTES:- Empire Endurance. History: built as German Alster for Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen. On 18 March 1940 taken over by Kriegsmarine and used as troop transport in operation Weser?bung, the invasion of Norway.

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